Something About 1 Percent

Something About 1 Percent (2016)

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Lee Jae In possesses a good appearance, he is smart and comes from a wealthy family, but he is also arrogant. His grandfather orders him to enter into a 10-month contract engagement with a female school teacher that he has never met in his life. Lee Jae In slowly falls in love with her. ~~ Based on the novel "1%ui Eoddungut" by Hyun Go Woon.

  • Native title:

    1%의 어떤것
  • Also Known as:

    1%ui Eoddungut; 1% of Anything; One Percent of Anything; Something About 1%; One Percent of Something; 1% of Something

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Nov 15, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Sometimes a simple love story is just entertaining and endearing to watch. Something about 1 percent doesnt have much that stood out from the rest. But its also the very same thing you can love about it. It reminds me of the first time i love korean dramas cliches and all. Although the first episode seems a bit too contrived i found it improves immensely the next few episodes. Jae In and read more Dada's relationship is sweet. Theres no immense personality transplant from Jae In but you see the effort he puts to keeping their dating relationship afloat despite his busy schedule, demands at work and his lack of care for people feelings. What is refreshing is most times they are honest with each other even though its a contractual relationship. Jae in from start wanted a no cheating no seeing other people. Dada was honest that she needs to keep herself in check from falling for him. Which we know its too late the ship has sailed. What makes this an enjoyable watch is how comfortable Jae in and Dada are with each other on the screen. Their dates, expression and kisses brings back the feels of first love. And dont you love a man who can keep calling to get tje answers even though hes too busy to sleep or eat. The gruff and sometimes grumpy man can be a stealer too. Just like how Dada's friend's word rings true sometimes all it takes is just 1positive thing that you love from that person - you can call it his charm- that you discover and fall for. And just the same ive discovered quite a few charming things of this drama which i love and fall for.

Just to the add. The leads remain true to themselves and just like their love it has always been honest and sincere. The heart to heart talk and mature discussion before the made up and even the proposal was so fitting. I love the balance of sweet romance and a couple who is honest and mature to face the reality and their background differences, together.
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Nov 10, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
A remake sometime could't equal or surpass the original one. One thing I could assure you is that this remake definitely giving a new modification to the original. This remake does not has much episode and one episode equivalent to 45 mins each. I could not get enough of this!

A moderate teacher does not really a good match with A nasty man with an affluent background. BUT, this drama challenge the read more social acceptance. Both boldly admit they won't fall heels over head with one other. Love comes not at the right time but destiny and grandfather effort give them a chance to know one another.

I assure you this worth of your time in front of the computer!
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Both have..

-Leads enter a contract marriage (of some sort or another)
-leads start off in love with someone else
-female leads are awkward and innocent
-realistic relationships and struggles (not intense or melo-y) that are relatable
-romantic comedy that DOES NOT have an extreme melodramatic dip midway
-quickly(ish) developed cute romance
-an unavoidable occurrence causes conflict
Recommended by OKasiandrama
-they both have hot kisses, the cutesy feel and heart-pounding, fluttery moments.
-have the same director and some similar cast members
-if you disliked the last 3 episodes of My Secret Romance, Something about 1% will make up for it because it stays enjoyable until the end.
-rich guy poor girl theme and one parent forbidding their relationship
Recommended by bishh

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    TyquonJackson 13 hours ago

    On ep 7 if you look really closely, and see when Ha Suk Jin save that kids from being ran over by the biker. When he finish talking to the kid, his shirt is out and wrinkled . but when the camera looks at Jun So Min for a moment then back at him his shirt is nice and neat. They didnt really pay to much to the details.

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    JustynaP 18 days ago - edited

    It's perfect for summer time! Sweet, light, full of love and chemistry, cuteness and... it just light my mood up and want to date some boy too ;p
    (Kinda reminds me of Boy Over Flowers ;p I don't know why but it was my first drama ever and I'm a little bit sentimental)

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    real_Mokona Jul 9, 2017

    not my genre but even I liked this drama. Cute and lighthearted (most of the time)

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    jez Jul 7, 2017

    I can honestly say I loved this drama. I loved the original drama series and at first thought it would just a typical remake. However I was pleasantly surprised, and really enjoyed it.

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    egg-mont May 17, 2017

    I must say I am a little bit disappointed. I absolutely live for "pretend relationship" trope so i was obviously excited to watch this but somehow i didnt enjoy it as much as i wanted to. It was very simple and sweet but it somehow missed that little 'spark' to make it more special in my heart.

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    Whiskas8 May 14, 2017

    I WATCH THIS EVERY TIME I AM SAD!!! THEIR CHEMISTRY JUST WORKED OUT!!!!! WATCH IT NOW IF YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR LIGHT ROMCOMS. But if you want some legit action and drama, this is not for you.

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    JadedDramaLpver May 8, 2017 - edited

    This drama truly rates in the top 5 for sweet unpretentious stories. I've watched this series twice already and when it was airing I watched some epis twice while waiting for the next week's shows. It's that good! lol I appreciated this version more so than the original because of the modernization between the story lines. The older version catered to the old mindset of parent knows best and can only make decisions for the children which in it self made the lead actors seem weak and sophomoric as if unable to function as mature able minded adults... This version's personality development is the complete and refreshing opposite of the original. The intellectual strength/will and underplayed seductive femininity of the lead actress and the well balanced machismo and protective alpha maleness of the lead actor's performances of push and pull vulnerabilities were perfectly matched. The combination was fire and subsequently made their interactions that much more believable. The entire cast of actors were spot on with their acting and everyone seemed to mesh perfectly and put the icing on the cake. Another plus for the drama is that the leads shared a chemistry that made it obvious and highly plausible something was going on off-screen...If there wasn't then there should have been! lol This version again, was produced for the mature minded audience who understands the push and pull between couples where ultimately there is no winner of the normal squabbles between couples but a mutual compromise of love and understanding. Highly recommend to watch if you're up for an Excellently written production of smiles and feels! Kudos to the writer(s), producer(s) and director for excellent casting and job well done.

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    Bebe May 8, 2017

    i love this show.

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    Maggy Apr 20, 2017

    Oh the kiss scenes ❤❤

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    MissP Apr 16, 2017

    Dropped dropped dropped, couldn't take it. What a horrid character. He tells her not to see her friends, dictates what she can and can't wear - basically says wearing a short sleeve dress is the same as going around naked and forces her to cover her shoulders after she refuses not once, twice, three times, four times, but FIVE ****ing TIMES. My god. If you think that's "romantic", give this drama a go. Otherwise, spare yourself. Can we get some HEALTHY and cute relationships please? Healthy relationships can still be fun to watch.

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    Ali Apr 15, 2017 - edited

    i've never disliked a male lead so much

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      AnanyaS Apr 18, 2017

      Ditto. Even with other jerk male leads, I can put up with it for the most part. But he was horrible

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    Miss-Addicted Mar 27, 2017 - edited

    i usually don't go for the whole "contract marriage" kinda drama cause they are usually over the top annoying
    this one was like a breath of fresh air, it was really nice and simple!!! and most importantly all the characters acted maturely!!
    the female lead is cute, kind, mature, had a good job, works hard and most importantly isn't some kind of loud, clumsy embarrassing idiot like a lot of other female leads
    the male lead was handsome, smart, hard working and you can see his kindness underneath all the coldness
    you can see why both fell for each other!!
    like everyone else mentioned in the comments what i think made this such a good drama is everyone was mature every situation that accord was handled in a very mature realistic way which was so pleasing cause kdrams don't usually do this!
    i recommend it! it's a cute love drama which makes you scream out of cuteness and question why this kind of love doesn't happen to you!

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    anusathiya Mar 25, 2017

    its a cute one ! :)

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    pushpakala Mar 23, 2017

    i loved this drama for its simplicity!!! finally after a long time, i got to see how normal relationships exist! its all about the differences between them and not the extras(background, mom, distant relatives) <3


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    South Korea
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    Oct 5, 2016 to Nov 24, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    40 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 4,421 users)
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